In the Wake of Ilhan Omar’s Controversy, House Passes Unanimous Resolution to Condemn Anti-Semitism

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In the aftermath of Representative Ilhan Omar’s comments, the House of Representatives chose to make their opinion on anti-Semitism loud and clear.

The House unanimously passed the resolution after a last-minute motion by the minority party was approved to amend the legislation. The original wording claimed  it was in the “national interests of the United States to combat anti-Semitism at home and abroad.”

Although Omar wasn’t mentioned by name, the amendment fully condemns any mention of trying to question Israel’s rights.

“With an unfortunate rise in anti-Semitism and attempts to delegitimize Israel, the United States House of Representatives must emphasize the importance of combating anti-Semitism and reject all movements that deny Israel’s right to exist,” the amendment states.

Representative David Kustoff, the bill’s sponsor, says that he hopes the bill will reaffirm their resolve against negative speech.

“This horrific anti-Semitic tone being taken by some Members of Congress must come to an end,” Kustoff said. “The language I offered affirms the United States’ interest in combating anti-Semitism at home and abroad, something my colleagues on both sides of the aisle should and must support. I am proud to stand today in solidarity with my Jewish community as this hate has no place in our country.”

As IJR previously reported, Omar has apologized but still is open to harshly criticizing the nation of Israel.

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Peg Lovett

It is my undersatanding that the GREAT state of Minnesota in NO way would ever vote for this horrible excuse for a human being. Unfortunately, because she lives in the city of Minneapolis, which has been inundated with thousands of Muslims over the past few years and now with Keith Ellison (a Muslim) leaving his role in Congress to be AG, she was elected for a very LONG two years. It’s really a shame at what has happened to this lovely state. This woman is NOT representative of our Congress!

John Devlin

She’s part of the Jew hating community that was allows into the country and has taken up residence in Michigan. These people will continue to elect her hate.

How on God’s green earth are people who hate the US and all it stands for allowed into and to take up residence in the US? We even give a them citizenship and Let them run for Congress?

Vicki Gruhlke Gore

She will continue with her nasty comments until she’s kicked out of our govt… She should of never been let into our govt in the first place.. Wake up America or this will be our demise….

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